QF19 is Qantas’ daily flight from Sydney to Manila. Clocking in at around eight hours, this daytime flight will have you touching down in Manila with plenty of time to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife. If you’re looking to venture to other parts of the Philippines, you could even fly onwards to blissful Boracay.

In this guide, we round up what to expect onboard QF19 and explain how you can fly to Manila from Sydney with points.

QF19 flight time

Qantas’ QF19 flight has a scheduled daily departure of 12:20 pm from Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. The total flight takes 8 hours and 10 minutes, arriving at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 5:30 pm local time.

QF19’s evening arrival allows ample time to explore the glitz and glamour of BGC or Makati, if Manila is your final destination. Ninoy Aquino International Airport operates 24 hours a day if you’re making your way elsewhere in the country with a local airline. Don’t forget to leave plenty of time to clear customs and immigration and change terminals if required.

QF19 aircraft type and seating

Qantas flight QF19 is serviced by an Airbus A330, offering Business and Economy classes.

Business on QF19

The Business cabin onboard Qantas’ flight from Sydney to Manila has 28 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, allowing each passenger direct aisle access.

Need a siesta? Happily, all Business Class seats convert to an 80-inch flatbed—not essential on a daytime flight, but certainly nice to have. The seats are 23 inches wide, so there’s room to spread out while perusing the in-flight entertainment.

Also read: Qantas Airbus A330 Business Class, Tokyo – Melbourne

Economy on QF19

There are 243 Economy seats onboard Qantas’ QF19 flight, arranged in a 2-4-2 layout. The seats are 17.2 inches wide and have a pitch of 32 inches, as well as a six-inch recline.

Between the seats, you’ll find shared universal AC sockets to charge your devices, while each passenger has access to an individual USB-A socket. A small storage pocket is located under the HD touchscreen, so your essentials are always close at hand.

If you prefer extra legroom, choose a seat in the exit rows: 23 and 44. Do note that the armrests in these rows are fixed, as they contain the tray tables and entertainment screens. So, while you’ll enjoy more wriggle room for your legs, you’ll have to trade a little bit of seat width for comfort.

Also read: Qantas Airbus A330-300 Economy (Brisbane – Tokyo)

Lounge access when flying QF19

Qantas International Business Lounge

Eligible passengers bound for Manila onboard QF19 can unwind in the Qantas International Business Lounge in Sydney. This includes:

Pleasingly, if you don’t have a Business Class ticket or status, there are other ways to gain access to this lounge. For instance, you could purchase a Qantas Club membership or attain a complimentary membership by unlocking Points Club Plus. Or, Australian Frequent Flyer Gold or Platinum members receive a 20% discount on Qantas Club membership, in addition to other member perks. Some credit cards even include complimentary single-entry digital lounge passes – perfect to treat yourself, or transfer to a travel companion.

Qantas First Lounge

There aren’t too many Qantas First lounges in the world. So if you’re departing from one of the handful of airports that have one, such as Sydney – and you meet the entry criteria – it’s well worth venturing to this exclusive lounge before your flight. There may not be a First cabin on QF19, but you can still enjoy first-class amenities – like complimentary spa treatments and à la carte dining – if you fall into one of the below categories:

  • Qantas Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyers
  • Emirates Skywards Platinum Frequent Flyers
  • oneworld Emerald Frequent Flyers
  • Qantas First Class lounge pass included with the Qantas Premier Titanium Card

Booking QF19 using points

With some Qantas Points up your sleeve, you can fly from Sydney to Manila with Qantas for less. The table below shows how many points you’ll need to book a Classic Reward seat on QF19.

Sydney to Manila25,20068,400
Qantas Points required are per person, one way. Taxes, fees and charges are also payable and vary by route.

Note that the points totals for Classic Reward seats on Qantas are fixed – they don’t fluctuate. When searching for flights using points, you may see totals higher than what’s above, sometimes into the millions. This means you’re looking at a Points + Pay seat – the cash fare of the flight converted to points and relatively poor value for your points.

Qantas Platinum and Platinum One members can also call Qantas and request reward seats to be released on Qantas-operated flights in the event that you can’t find any available Classic Reward seats to book.

If you need assistance redeeming your frequent flyer points, get in touch with Point Hacks Concierge. Our expert team can help you find reward seats to any destination, so you can fly in comfort and style for less.

Alternative flights

Aside from QF19, there are no other Qantas-operated flights between Australia and the Philippines. If you’re looking to make your way into Southeast Asia, here are some other Qantas-operated routes you may wish to consider:

  • Qantas flight QF1 – Sydney to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF37 – Melbourne to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF51 – Brisbane to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF71 – Perth to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF83 – Sydney to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF39 – Melbourne to Jakarta
  • Qantas flight QF41 – Sydney to Jakarta
  • Qantas flight QF23 – Sydney to Bangkok

On the return leg, keep an eye out for Qantas flight QF20, the daily service from Manila to Sydney.

When redeeming Qantas Points, there are several alternative routes you can take from Australia to Manila with partner airlines, including:

  • China Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane via Taipei
  • Cathay Pacific from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth via Hong Kong
  • Malaysia Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Adelaide via Kuala Lumpur

If you don’t mind a slightly longer detour, you could also use your Qantas Points to fly to Manila with:

  • Japan Airlines from Sydney or Melbourne via Tokyo
  • China Eastern from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane via Shanghai

Also read: The Ultimate Guide to the oneworld Alliance

Featured image: OJ Serrano, Unsplash


What plane is QF19?

Qantas flight QF19 is serviced by an Airbus A330 with two cabin classes – Business and Economy.

What time does QF19 depart Sydney?

QF19 departs Sydney daily at 12:20 pm.

Does QF19 have Business Class from Sydney to Manila?

Yes, QF19 offers 28 lie-flat Business Class seats, all with direct aisle access.

How often does QF19 fly?

QF19 flies daily from Sydney to Manila.

Qantas Flight QF19 Sydney – Manila was last modified: March 15th, 2024 by Victoria Kyriakopoulos